Ask a Park Ranger…can I bring a BBQ?

Man bbq foodWith the changing of the seasons, BBQs become increasingly popular in the Park.
We have 57 free public BBQs in our parklands however, if you like you can bring your own

What type of BBQ can I bring?

  • Gas BBQs must be in good working order and the gas bottle must be within test dates. You may not use old cylinders that are out of date in the parklands.
  • BBQs that operate on heat beads are allowed. Other solid fuels such as wood burning BBQs are not allowed.

Can I put my BBQ anywhere I like?

  • Bringing your own BBQ means you can cook close to where your group is sitting.
  • Whatever type of BBQ you have please set up away from ground fuel.
  • Putting your BBQ on grass or concrete is always better than on wood chip or in gardens.

You must always have water on hand to extinguish your fire or to use in case of minor burns.

And to cook on your BBQ here is my favourite spicy chicken recipe…
Chop 1kg of chicken thighs into pieces
In a bowl mix to a paste:

  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Crushed roots from a bunch of coriander (5-8 nice roots)
  • 2 tbl spoons brown sugar
  • Half tbl spoon of curry powder (use more or less depending on your taste)
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

Rub the paste all over the chicken and leave refrigerated over night.
Cook chicken on BBQ. Baste with some coconut milk (not too much) and serve with a rice or green salad.

And enjoy!


Manager Green Ranger Team, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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